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The Big Easy’s own Galactic are returning home for a Halloween performance.
Galactic released “Can’t You Believe,” a new single feature the late vocalist Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet.
Gov’t Mule posted pro-shot footage of a “Dark Star” they played on what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday featuring special guest Stanton Moore.
New Orleans-based band Galactic confirmed a series of headlining appearances set for August and September.
Celebrate tomorrow’s start of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a look at Galactic’s guest-filled performance at the 2013 event.
Introducing a new festival featuring a bevy of New Orleans acts called Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown.
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About Jeff Raines
Jeff Raines had an ear for music at a very early age. Raines’ mother can vouch for that. “When he was four years old, he went next door to a garage sale with $10 from his piggy bank and bought a small organ. The first I knew of it was when I saw him coming back into our yard struggling to carry the organ! He has had a passion for music all his life”. Along with Robert Mercurio, Jeff grew up in Washington D.C. where he was originally captivated by the hardcore scene there. The two played in a number of different bands while still in high school, including a surf punk band called the Skitzmatics. Later, he was hipped to the sounds of Parliament-Funkadelic and James Brown, and once he found the funk, there was no turning back.
When it came time to pick a college, Jeff knew he wanted to be in New Orleans where the funk was born. He attended Loyola University (while Mercurio went to Tulane, also in New Orleans) but most of the learning occurred outside of school. “We learned more in the night clubs than in all of our college classes.” Out of all the musicians in New Orleans at the time, Raines was mostly influenced by Leo Nocentelli, legendary guitarist for the Meters who Raines has since traded licks with on the Galactic stage. Raines was also schooled in writing music in New Orleans during his college years, and along with being credited for taking part in the writing of much of Galactic’s music, he is also responsible for writing the lyrics for “Start from Scratch” and “Change My Ways”!
Perry Farrell joined Bob Weir & Wolf Bros for a Tom Petty cover and more at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Neil Young will release a new live album ‘Songs For Judy’ which was recorded in 1976 and features the single “Campaigner.”
Keyboardist Robert Walter discussed his “Musical Mentors” and guitarist Ryley Walker shared “Tour Stories” for Episode 23 of ‘The JamBase Podcast.’
Legendary performer Roger Waters performed his Pink Floyd contribution “Two Suns In The Sunset” for the first time on Wednesday night in Salvador, Brazil.
Phish tour continued with their second night at Times Union Center in Albany, New York. Check out the show’s setlist, recap and The Skinny.